Neville Jackson

Professor Neville Jackson chairs both the RAC Foundation and the Institute of Digital Engineering Advisory Board. He has been a member of the UK Automotive Council since it was formed and currently chairs the Strategy group.

He has spent nearly 40 years in Industrial Research & Development, primarily in transport and energy systems at Ricardo plc where he was Chief Technology & Innovation Officer from 2009 to 2019. He has coordinated and authored a wide range of technology roadmaps at National and European level, defining the potential, and technology pathways for transport energy, propulsion systems, future vehicle electrical/electronic architectures and digitalisation/virtual product development.

A graduate of Imperial College, London, he is also a visiting Professor at the University of Brighton. He is also a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering where he is a member of the Policy Fellowship programme, offering independent advice to selected Government policymakers.

His past roles have included Chairman of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Network, Vice Chair of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC) and a member of the Industry Delegation for the European Green Vehicles Initiative (EGVI).

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